Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Getting high... In the mighty San Juans

Linden and I put our brand new Paradox frames to a major test this past weekend. Two days of absolutely insane riding and hiking. And hiking? Ever try to ride your bike up a 20 degree slope at 13kft? It is a freaking hard time! Here is a small taste of what we put ourselves through.


Just a little bit of exposure. Linden making his way across a ridge off of Red Mountain #3 (12890ft). Just of few feet down to the valley floor, more like 1500 ft of sheer drop on either side.


Linden making his way up the start of Imogene Pass. The pass goes from the town of Ouray Colorado at 7700ft to 13000ft with in 14 miles.

4 comments:

Jay MacNeil said...

thats some knar.
So you guys didn't actually do the full trip you planned? or...
If not is it something you're going to try again?

Devon Balet said...

ya we had to dip out after night two due to weather and a freak asthma attack on my part. i woke up at 4am unable to breath a spitting up some nasty shit.

Enel said...

Devon:
Those are killer photos. Can you post or send to Keith the photo that got the double page spread in mountain Flyer p6-7? I think that is a tremendous shot.

Do you have more of these photos from the San Juans online somewhere? I checked your photog site and did not find them.

Eric

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